The Wave essay requirements:
Link the film The Wave to the concepts we've been studying this semester. Use as many vocabulary terms as you can (in group, out group, conformity, social institution, etc.). Length: there's no way you can do this in less than 2-3 pages (front only)--and it'll probably be more. Rough drafts can be hand-written, but final drafts MUST be typed & double spaced, 12 point font, default margins. You don't have to have internal citations, but it never hurts to quote experts (like Zimbardo or Milgrim).
Follow this guideline:
- Start off with some kind of "hook" (see the ways to start writing handout I gave you).
- Discuss some event from the film (something that stayed with you), and link it to the terms/concepts.
- Give a brief description of the original experiment in California and the experiment in the film.
- Describe the group that formed in the Wave, and give at least three positives AND negatives about such groups.
- Link specific events in the film to the research that we've studied: Zimbardo/Stanford Prison Study, Milgram's Obedience Study, Janis' Groupthink theories, and Asch's line test research.
- Conclude with some kind of summary--maybe include a quote here.